Lot: 229

Rare anthropomorphic helmet mask

Cameroon, Duala / Bassa

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Manfred Zirngibl, Passau, Germany H: 22.4 inch 10000 EUR / 20000 EUR

heavy wood, paint, pigment, remains of zinc sheet plating on the left eye The only comparable mask to be found in literature was auctioned in 1989 at Sotheby‘s New York as lot 127 (see also AHDRC 0091168).


Sotheby's New York, 14 November 1989, lot 127